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Guidance Document Change: The Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools guidance document was developed in response to House Bill 145 and Senate Bill 161, enacted by the 2020 Virginia General Assembly, which directed the Virginia Department of Education to develop and make available to each school board model policies concerning the treatment of transgender students in public elementary and secondary schools. These guidelines address common issues regarding transgender students in accordance with evidence-based best practices and include information, guidance, procedures, and standards relating to: compliance with applicable nondiscrimination laws; maintenance of a safe and supportive learning environment free from discrimination and harassment for all students; prevention of and response to bullying and harassment; maintenance of student records; identification of students; protection of student privacy and the confidentiality of sensitive information; enforcement of sex-based dress codes; and student participation in sex-specific school activities, events, and use of school facilities.
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2/3/21  7:56 am
Commenter: Absolutely not!

I strongly oppose!

This can’t be real. Regardless of how anyone tries to identify, you can’t deny that there are only two sexes. Allowing people to imagine themself as different in my opinion is supporting self-hatred. Embracing this mentality is actually denying them the help that they need. Furthermore children cannot possibly be subjected to this at such an early age. All it will do is create confusion. I have no problem with females playing male sports, but allowing them to take their shirts off is ridiculous! You are inviting perversion to wreak havoc! Our job as adults is to protect our children, help them. With these policies we are only subjecting them to more confusion, to perversion, and forcing an ideal on them that isn’t truth. 

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